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125th Celebration



Friday, June 9 - Parks and Recreation Department presents the "Concerts in the Park" kickoff
featuring Sunny Sweeney - Event will be held from 6PM to 8PM 
All 10 concerts in the series will be held at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center, 500 W. 13th Street
June 15 - 7PM - Studio 1
June 22 - 7PM - Yelba’s Latin Fire Band
June 29 - 7PM - Faith Night

Tuesday, July 4 - Parks and Recreation Department presents "Fourth Fest" at
the Jimmy Burke Activity Center, 500 W. 13th Street

Events beginning at 5PM to include indoor/outdoor music, food, activities and a full-scale fireworks show at 9:15PM
History lovers! Don't miss a special meet and greet with descendants of City founder Simeon West to be held at 3PM

The City of Deer Park is honored and excited to announce its 125th Anniversary Celebration, and we are inviting all local citizens, Texas residents and guests nationwide to join us in the festivities!

Officially, our City will have been incorporated for 125 years as of December 20, 2017, so since we have a whole year to celebrate, we’re making the most of it. Each month, the City of Deer Park, the Deer Park Chamber of Commerce, the Deer Park Independent School District and other entities will hold special events, concerts and other community gatherings, made even better by emphasis on – and celebration of – the City’s history.

Deer Park is very proud of its place in Texas history. From the moment Simeon Henry West settled here in 1892, our area has experienced growth, weather-related and environmental challenges, revitalization with the arrival of Shell in 1928, and the strong and steady growth our residents have watched since our incorporation in 1948. For more information about our history as a City, explore the History of Deer Park section of our Web site, visit the Deer Park Public Library, and be on the lookout for our digital photo database, expected to launch this year!

Now, on to our special events! If you’ve ever visited our City, you know we have lots of family-friendly activities to look forward to, from holiday-based celebrations like Fourth Fest or Reindeer Park to a series of free concerts held weekly from May to August in Dow Park! If you love theater, we’re also home to one of the last remaining dinner theaters in the state, and we’ll have four Art Park Player productions throughout 2017 that you won’t want to miss. We’re also planning special receptions around the date of our anniversary, as well as historical presentations throughout the year.

The Deer Park Chamber of Commerce also has a lot going on, from their annual banquet to golf tournaments at our very own Battleground Golf Course to periodic luncheons, even large-scale community gatherings with live music and entertainment.

Finally, the Deer Park Independent School District will host an expanded Homecoming celebration in 2017, as well as other annual traditions like “Hello, Texas,” a chance for Deer Park High School students to showcase their musical talents.

Of course, that’s just the beginning of the exciting things going on during 2017. From the San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment to the annual Strides for Schools Fun Run sponsored by Shell, there’s far too much to look forward to for us to fit on this page. Because we know you’ll want to stay up to date on all of our events, we encourage you to visit the Facebook pages below:

City of Deer Park -

Deer Park Chamber of Commerce -

Deer Park Independent School District -

City of Deer Park Tourism -

As the year goes on, we’ll post photos from our 125th celebrations to this page and to our Facebook accounts, and we encourage you to add your own using #DPTX125th.

Thank you for your interest in our City and in our 125th anniversary celebration! We look forward to seeing you in Deer Park!